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$55 billion hedge fund Marshall Wace is reportedly planning its first investments in the crypto market

Paul Marshall, CIO and Chairman at Marshall Wace LLP, at a conference in New York. Photo by: Heidi Gutman/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images London-based hedge fund Marshall Wace is planning its first investments in the cryptocurrency market, the Financial Times reported, amid steadily increasing interest in the digital asset space from major financial institutions. The $55 billion dollar group is reportedly looking to invest in blockchain technology, payments systems, and stablecoins.It is also exploring to launch a portfolio for privately owned digital finance companies in their late stages, sources told the Financial Times. The launch will be led by Amit Rajpal, CEO of Marshall Wace Asia and co-founder of Indian fintech firm Niyogin. The potential size of the p...
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Bitcoin bull Michael Saylor says the cryptocurrency’s volatility will always hurt those who invest purely to trade

Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy Joe Raedle/Getty Images Michael Saylor said bitcoin's volatility will always be disappointing for some investors. In an interview with Sven Henrich, Saylor said anyone who invests purely to trade could run into trouble. The MicroStrategy CEO also said he views his bitcoin holdings as long-term tech and savings investments. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin bull Michael Saylor said the cryptocurrency's volatility will always hurt those who invest purely to trade or based on speculation in a recent interview with Northman Trader's Sven Henrich over the weekend. "The people that invest in bitcoin as traders-and they don't, they don't have a technology view or the macro view-they're always going to ...